December 19, 2006 Subject:
Howard Zinn "The Uses Of History And the War on Terrorism"
Zinn's speech, "The Uses Of History And the War on Terrorism" upon recieving the Haven Center Award for Lifetime Contribution to Scholarship. Recorded in Madison Wisconsin
From Democracy Now:
"Howard Zinn is one of this country's most celebrated historians. His classic work "A People's History of the United States" changed the way we look at history in America. First published a quarter of a century ago, the book has sold over a million copies..."
"After serving as a bombardier in World War II, Howard Zinn went on to become a lifelong dissident and peace activist. He was active in the civil rights movement and many of the struggles for social justice over the past 40 years.
He taught at Spelman College, the historically black college for women, and was fired for insubordination for standing up for the students. He was recently invited back to give the commencement address.
Howard Zinn has written numerous books and is professor emeritus at Boston University. "